Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham: Iowa needs more people

Our recent survey found that marketing the availability of a  skillled workforce as a location advantage is one of the emerging trends in economic development. 

In this article, Iowa's state econmic development director told lawmakers that growing the state's population is key to growing Iowa’s economy.

Boosting educational investments that prepare young adults for industrial and advanced manufacturing jobs will be important too, she said, but Iowa must attract more people and reverse its current-slow growth trend. More here.

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